Oregon's cougar plan is up for review this year February 17, 2016

Oregon Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... a three-year plan to kill 95 cougars annually in four wildlife management areas.  In three of the areas — Interstate, Warner and Steens — cougars will be killed to rescue decimated mule deer or big horn sheep populations... estimated 214 animals in 1961, but recovered as ODFW classified them as a game mammal in 1967 and took over jurisdiction. The population rose to 3,114 by 1994 ...


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